North Woolwich

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North Woolwich is a place in the London Borough of Newham. It is located north of Woolwich proper which is on the south bank of the River Thames. The two places are linked by the Woolwich Ferry and the Woolwich foot tunnel.

North Woolwich consists of two tracts of land, totalling 412 acres on the north bank of the River Thames in east London.

Administratively, North Woolwich was part of Kent at least since the Norman Conquest when one of William the Conqueror's lords, Hamon, was granted land on both sides of the Thames at this spot, probably to enable him to enjoy the taxes from cross-river traffic. It lay in the parish of Woolwich and later the Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich, but was absorbed into the London Borough of Newham in 1965 when Woolwich south of the Thames became part of the London Borough of Greenwich.

It is unique in Outer London in being part of the County of London before 1965. The population peaked just before the First World War, and reduced substantially in the Second World War when it was heavily bombed.

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Added: 24 Feb 2018 08:00 GMT   
Post by Chris: Bell Water Gate, SE18

In the late â??50â??s and early 60â??s we went as children down the cut into the Thames.
Not knowing or understanding better webused to throw stones at floating johnies!
A piece of history like the paddle steamer ferries and looking in on the great mechanical machinery and returning shouting down the underground tunnel.PGk8l

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Britannia Village Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Drew Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
London Design and Engineering UTC:   University technical college (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 19.
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Mulgrave Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Mulgrave Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
New Beckton Park:   
New Directions:   Pupil referral unit which accepts students between the ages of 14 and 16.
Oasis Academy Silvertown:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Pulse and Water College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Right Choice Independent Special School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 12 and 18. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
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Woolwich:   Woolwich is a district in southeast London, England, located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.

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